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Using Tech to Breath Better

Residents in the tri-state area can take a deep- and clean(er)- breath in the coming year. OpenAQ is making sure of that!

The open-source platform gathers air quality data from governments and international organizations in one site; it is all free and accessible to everyone. It is also cultivating a community of activists, scientists, and data-devotees who care about air quality and pollution.

Named one of the New York Time’s 2019 Good Tech Awardees, OpenAQ compares critical air quality stats in different cities around the world. Its data can be used to build apps for local residents, alerting them when pollutants reach dangerous levels. The company processes nearly 200 million air quality measurements each year. OpenAQ is also used by lawmakers, environmentalists, and others to promote cleaner air for everyone.

New York Colleges Offering More Tech-Ed

Five campuses of the City University of New York (CUNY) network are now offering more technology courses, bolstered faculty, and internship opportunities at local tech companies. This initiative is part of the city’s effort to double the number of CUNY alumni employed in the tech industry by 2022. New York’s Department of Small Business Services… Continue Reading

New Technology = New International Business Opportunities

In today’s world, the old saying “money talks” is truer than ever. But sometimes it really isn’t that easy to understand. International business opportunities have long been hindered by language barriers. When people and platforms struggle to communicate, it is no surprise that they can’t do business with each other. Thankfully, this problem is being… Continue Reading

Investors Bring Ethics Into the Spotlight with Open Letter to Apple

It’s not often that business matters intersect so directly with ethical discussions, but activist hedge fund JANA Partners wrote a letter to Apple with the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (Caltstrs) earlier this year asking them to become more directly involved in efforts to protect children from the potentially harmful effects of technology and screen… Continue Reading

Top Technological Developments of the 21st Century

Online shopping has swept people up across the globe, and was recently voted the biggest technological development of the 21st century in Britain. The majority of the world’s retailers offer online shopping opportunities, and other websites such as 6pm.com and overstock.com were created specifically to help people save money while shopping for their favorite brands… Continue Reading

PCs Pushed Aside by Mobile Devices

Intel, a long-time veteran in the personal computer industry, recently surprised analysts by missing their projections. The company’s apparent struggle is yet another sign that the traditional PC is being overshadowed by newer mobile devices such as tablets. Greg Bryant of Reuters.com recently discussed Intel’s approach for 2014:   Continue Reading

Jim Baer on Data-Driven Businesses

Jim Baer, a senior director of Data Science with LinkedIn, recently discussed what he considers the four keys to data-driven business. He explained that data today can and should have a tremendous impact on a company’s success.  Though every business varies, and getting involved in the data world appears a daunting task, companies can benefit… Continue Reading

A New and Improved Siri

Recent reports suggest that Apple may be fixing its iPhone voice-enabled task and search manager by boosting its speed and accuracy. Siri, though loved by many users, is often very slow. Business Insider explains that this is “because your voice commands are being transferred to Siri’s brain, which is online in the cloud, before an… Continue Reading

ShopKeep POS, an iPad Point of Sales

ShopKeep, an iPad POS point of sale system, was developed by business owner Jason Richelson to suit the needs of those standing “behind the counter.” The ShopKeep system helps retailers simplify sales by allowing users to add items, select a payment method, add a gratuity and complete the transaction by tapping on an iPad. Reuters… Continue Reading

Have an Idea? Just Do It!

Nick D’Aloisio, a 17-year-old London schoolboy recently sold his smartphone news app to Yahoo! for $30 million. He advises anyone with a tech idea to just do it, explaining that the money is there, “just waiting for clever new moves.” “If you have a good idea, or you think there’s a gap in the market,… Continue Reading